The Secret To Being Productive

Feeling overwhelmed with so many things to get done? We’ve all been there.  You look at your co-worker and ask yourself, how in the world does she do it? Is she superwoman? Well, she’s got the same amount of hours in a day as you do. If you organize yourself and your time properly, then virtually anything is possible.

For starters, it will significantly help you to make a list. Break down your list into two categories, Things you need to do, and things you want to do. Then with your list, number the tasks based on priority. It’s easy to say everything is important, but ultimately if you think about it, some things really are more urgent than others and will help you more in the long run.

It is vital for our well-being and to be successful in our daily tasks to also incorporate the things that we want to do as well, but perhaps we need to choose one or two enjoyable activities a week rather than try to do everything and stress ourselves out.  Deciding that we will save these activities for the weekend is a great way to leave ourselves with motivation for the week and something to forward to.

At the start of your week, on Sunday evening for example, decide how your week is going to look and how you divide your tasks.  It can be helpful to decide that everyday you will invest an hour in your home, or that everyday you will accomplish two things on your list.

There are all kinds of ways to divide up your time, ultimately it’s up to you. What’s key in being organized and on top of things is simply planning ahead. By having a plan, we are more likely to stick to it.

When you are dividing up your tasks, try to think about which things can be done together. For example, preparing meals for the entire week is a great time saver.  Either way you’ll be running the dishwasher and it does not take so much extra time to make larger portions.  Even making an important call can be done while folding laundry.